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This Day in Dodgers History
May 8th

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1942 In the first of sixteen Army-Navy Twilight Relief Games involving every major league club, New York's two National League teams raise nearly $60,000, with admission charged for everyone entering the park, including players, umpires, writers, ushers, and vendors. Dolph Camilli's seventh-inning homer proves to be the difference in the exhibition contest when the Dodgers edge the Giants, 7-6, in front of one of the largest crowds in the history of Ebbets Field.
2011 In all American League contests today, one team in each of the seven games scores exactly five runs. The last time such a statistical happenstance occurred was on August 10, 1993, when seven NL teams scored exactly two runs in each of the scheduled games.
2012 Josh Hamilton becomes the 16th major leaguer to hit four home runs in one game when he blasts an 0-2 pitch over the Camden Yards centerfield fence in the eighth inning of the Rangers' 10-3 victory over Baltimore. The Texas outfielder, who connected each time with a man on base, also hits a double to break Ty Cobb's 1925 American League's single-game record for total bases with 18, one shy of Shawn Green's major league mark of 19 established in 2002 with the Dodgers.

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